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My Challenge to Coach Chip Kelly and the Oregon Ducks

Matt Eventoff

By now, most of the country has witnessed the highlight from the first televised game, an Oregon loss. At the conclusion of the game, Oregon tailback LeGarrette Blount punches Boise State linebacker Byron Hout with a closed fist, knocking him to the ground. Oregon has committed to getting him that help. . Pt.I - The Message.

Oregon update

Speak Schmeak

On our way to Hood River on Monday we stopped off at Multnomah Falls. Amazing. More public speaking posts to follow!).

"Trump: Oregon victims might have survived had they been armed," The Washington Post

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" - Philip Rucker, The Washington Post, October 3, 2015. Here is the article. Rather than the state of the economy. What Not here.

Blogger Is Not Journalist, Oregon Federal Judge Rules

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

District Judge in Oregon Marco Hernandez decided that blogger Crystal L. A ruling that has wide implications for alternate media, U.S.

You Don’t Know Dick!

Manner of Speaking

It is the 4 August 2005 Keynote Address that Hardt gave at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention in Portland, Oregon. Dick Hardt.

Podcast: Salem ShowBiz 2010 DeBrief

Communication Steroids

We look at our expectations, our execution and see what worked and what didn’t. In these 30-minute audio recordings, WE ARE your coaches! Array

Eye gaze and the power of faces

Presentation Zen

We have evolved to be amazingly good at seeing faces. We see faces everywhere. Above: We are wired to see faces. Click for larger size. Source.

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The eternal power of relationships

Presentation Zen

One year ago today, my mother passed away. For I am not sure if anyone ever really has what we call "closure" after they lose someone dear to them.

Famous Speech Friday: Sarah Winnemucca's San Francisco lectures

The Eloquent Woman

The Paiute people living on the Malheur Reservation were caught in the middle of a 1878 war between the Bannock people and the U.S. Hayes.

The commute communicator: Practicing speeches in your car

The Eloquent Woman

I had people commuting and practicing in cars from Maine to Oregon and many states in between. "I''m That''s when I point them to their cars.

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Storytelling that grabs the heart as well as the head

Presentation Zen

Links • It's Not Just Mud • NOTE : I grew up in Seaside Oregon , directly on the other side of the Pacific from Ishinomaki.

Podcast: Cascade Employers Association

Communication Steroids

Tim and Roger, having just finished a 12-week public speaking training course with Cascade Employers Association of Salem, Oregon, discuss how it turned out for them. Tim and Roger, having just finished a 12-week public speaking training course with Cascade Employers Association of Salem, Oregon, discuss how it turned out for them.

Tears while speaking: Lessons from President Obama

The Eloquent Woman

As someone who has caught glimpses of herself crying, I can relate. But crying, once it begins, is hard to stop--like blushing. That's normal.

Talk About the Talk: Resa Lewiss, MD, at TEDMED

The Eloquent Woman

Two of my more amusing experiences: Day One of an ultrasound in medical education conference in Portland Oregon. How did you prepare? How funny.

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InFocus: Great people, great projectors

Presentation Zen

With some of the InFocus team at their head offices in Portland, Oregon. "Do you need an in-focus for your meeting?" What's an 'in-focus'?"

Speak and Deliver - Untitled Article

Speak and Deliver

That's what it was like for me watching the movie "Speak" last night. That's what happens when you let a camera crew follow you everywhere. As for me?

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Different types of “W” leads

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Here is a sample summary lead that contains little more than the who and what: Lead : The University of Oregon must move more women into higher-level faculty jobs or face federal sanctions. Excerpt from Fundamentals of Writing: How to Write Articles, Media Releases, Case Studies, Blog Posts and Social Media Content . Sample W4 News Lead.

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What Happens When the Win Anyway Guy Loses? Part I

Speak and Deliver

I've also competed in D9 (Eastern WA, NE Oregon, Northern Idaho), and D15 (Utah, Southern, Idaho, Eastern Nevada). A perfect 8-0. OVERTIME.

The power of a voice, hope, and second chances

Presentation Zen

Things are not always as they appear After college and a stint in Peace Corps, I managed a homeless shelter for men in Oregon. If you have even only peeked at the media over the past two days you have surely stumbled upon the Ted Williams story this week. It first begins with this amateur video shot by a young man in Ohio. An amazing story!

IABC Silver Quill Awards: Pacific Region

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The Pacific Plains Region includes communicators from: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Call for Entries: [link

Coming from behind to win

Speak Schmeak

Last week it was three guys from Oregon, who came from behind in the 800 meters to make the Olympic team, who got me cheering and my blood pumping.

Daily Mail & Kroecker Family - Home Is Dangerous Place to Be

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Daily Mail reports on the quirky murder-suicide in the Kroecker family in rural Western Oregon. But, one wonders if there is a cause.

Mushroom hunting and. where's the rain?

Speak Schmeak

Mushroom hunting is big up here in Oregon, and everyone seems to have some experience. Pretty nice. the weather is not cooperating.


Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Now the story they broke on Al Gore's alleged sexual gropings in Oregon seems to have prompted the police in that state to take another look at the charges the massage therapist made. A second homerun for the NATIONAL ENQUIRER.    There was the story it broke on John Edwards and his affair with Rielle Hunter. 

NATIONAL ENQUIRER - Fall 2009, Still Not Credible

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It was the NATIONAL ENQUIRER which broke the story on Al Gore's alleged inappropriate sex overtures with the massage therapist in Oregon.  In Fall 2009, the NATIONAL ENQUIRER posted the story on Tiger Woods's alleged mistress Rachel Uchitel.     Then came that November 27th. 

Some tips from a tip jar

Speak Schmeak

While on vacation in Oregon last week, we stopped off at Multnomah Falls (at 620 feet, it's the second highest year-round waterfall in the country).

Diseases of the Soul - Medical tourism to Switzerland

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In Oregon and Washington it is legal only for physical ones. The latest in medical tourism is journeying to Switzerland to address diseases of the soul.    Available there are humane options for those who can't find solutions in the U.S.    Many suicide plans stop there.    Throughout the U.S.

Good people

Speak Schmeak

I finally was able to grab her - Katy - and look at her tags: address and phone number in Oregon. It's a little long. So far!

Two cool, simple, presentations by XPLANE

Presentation Zen

And the XPLANE head quarters is located in one of America's most creative, most livable cities: Portland, Oregon. Do you know XPLANE?

Mel Gibson: Pope isn't only devout RC with big-brand problems

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  He's a defendant in a clergy sex abuse lawsuit from Oregon in the U.S.  It's difficult to determine, who/what has the biggest branding problem: The Roman Catholic Church itself or its high-profile devout members the Pope and Mel Gibson. The Pope's legal problems are well known.  It's a sad day in RCville.

In tabloids we trust - Gore story and more

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

   And now, reports  Keach Hagey in POLITICO.COM, it appears it indeed might have committed a sin of omission, just like the Portland, Oregon police. The PORTLAND TRIBUNE, a piece of the mainstream media, didn't dig into the allegations about sexual misconduct by Al Gore.  

Two News Stories Highlight Social Media's Growing Power

Communication Steroids

Not long ago, the Salem Statesman-Journal, an Oregon newspaper, told the story of a Medford, Oregon man attempting to escape the law. He fled the state, running from charges that he had sexually abused an Oregon girl for four years, beginning when she was just eleven. The victim’s family started a Facebook page. Check it out!

Those "Youth Magnet" Cities - Always short on [good] jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  One of them is Portland, Oregon.  Today, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL runs an  article about "youth magnet" cities that have few [good] jobs.    But is this news?    What might have been news is a story about a "youth magnet" city which had tons of [good] jobs.

top women speakers? Stacy Allison

The Eloquent Woman

It's fitting that she underscores her themes--risk-taking and facing challenges--by taking risks and tackling challenges as a speaker.

"Ignited" by Pamela Slim

Presentation Zen

Below is another example of a good Ignite talk given in my favorite US city, Port land, Oregon by "type nerd" Bram Pitoyo. Well done.

The Moral of the Story

Speak and Deliver

Dead Mans Hill" recounts one of my many bicycle trips to a Plaid Pantry (7-11 type store) in Troutdale, Oregon, when I was 9 years old.

she's speaky: my upcoming speeches

The Eloquent Woman

Thursday, April 30: I'll facilitate another in the Communicating Science series of workshops sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Science Foundation , this time at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. Watch the DCSWA web page for updates. Stand by for details on the PRSA-NCC website.

You Don’t Know Dick

Manner of Speaking

It is the 4 August 2005 Keynote Address that Hardt gave at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention in Portland, Oregon. I am referring to Dick Clarence Hardt , founder and CEO of Sxip Identity and a big proponent of Identity 2.0. Unless, of course, you actually do know Dick!). Dick Hardt. Hardt certainly take this idea … to heart.

"John V. Doe v. Holy See" - No publicity stunt, rules U.S. Supreme Court

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That means that it will go to trial in an Oregon district court. In clergy sex abuse lawsuit "John V. Doe v. Holy See," the Vatican contended it was a publicity stunt and without merit since U.S. priests were not "employees" of the Vatican.    The U.S. Supreme Court did not agree with that argument. 

How to Start Speaking at Events |

Within the next year, I had pulled together a presentation that I ended up giving all over Oregon and SW Washington. He was there. Thanks!

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